PaySimple Partners with Fundera, a Small Business Loan Marketplace

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Small Business

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One common concern among the business owners we talk to is having the financial stability to grow their businesses. When they are ready to position their business for that next level of growth, getting funding is often the best solution. Knowing that providing cash-flow confidence with funding is so crucial for success, we are excited to announce our partnership with Fundera.

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Lisa Hephner

How Secure is Your Small Business Email?

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Tip of the Week

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When it comes to email security, there are two main areas to consider: security in transit, and security at rest. Email transit security protects your message as it moves across the Internet, from the moment you hit send to the moment it hits your recipient’s inbox. At rest security typically involves protecting all stored versions of your email content. An additional concern is identity validation, which provides proof that an email you receive (or more importantly, that your customers and prospects receive from you) was actually sent by the person or company in the “From” field.

While it is certainly important to protect your own confidential information when sending email, it is perhaps even more important to ensure that your small business customers trust the email you send to them. Use the following tips to ensure that your email is secure and trusted from inbox to outbox.

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Lisa Hephner

Small Business Lessons from Shakespeare

Posted by on April 26, 2016 in Tip of the Week

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Last Saturday, April 23, marked 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare the man. The words of William Shakespeare The Bard live on; and those words, written hundreds of years ago, are still amazingly relevant to the lives we live today. That may be a testament to Shakespeare’s gift; it may also simply be proof that however much society transforms and evolves, people remain fundamentally the same.

As a proud English Major, I couldn’t let the anniversary go unmarked in this Tip column, especially because Shakespeare’s words have so much to offer small business owners—and I’m not just talking about Merchant of Venice, though that’s a good place to start.

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Eric Remer

Forging a Path for Service Commerce

Posted by on April 25, 2016 in Accepting Payments, Leadership

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When I started PaySimple 10 years ago, my intention was to create a platform where stars could shine within our walls and outside of our company and to ultimately make the lives of business owners easier.

We’ve come along way in the last ten years. We have developed an amazing team and grown a platform that is making a difference in business owners’ lives.

Along the way, we started thinking about service businesses differently—from professional services to fitness centers, schools, and contractors. The more we saw, the more we learned that typical retail solutions don’t fit relationship-style businesses, and that gap was holding these businesses back.

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Lisa Hephner

Great Customer Service Can Be Hard to Find

Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Tip of the Week

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Some e-commerce giants like Amazon hide links to online chat and customer support phone numbers, while others like Netflix put contact numbers and Chat buttons front and center. This informal review of the Alexa top 10 shopping sites finds that when live help is easy to find, it is very easy to find; and when it is buried it is well-buried.

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Dustin Seitz

What Not to Miss When Filing Payroll Taxes

Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Small Business

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Don’t Overlook Your Payroll Taxes!

With tax season is here and the big day quickly approaching, we asked Eric Pemper from Quality Tax Relief what one of the most commonly overlooked taxes is for small businesses. His answer: Payroll Taxes.

With the help from the team at Curadebt.com, Quality Tax Relief pulled together the following information to help you navigate through your payroll tax obligations.

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Kate Martin

Let Go of Stress and Learn to Enjoy

Posted by on April 7, 2016 in Leadership, Small Business

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April is Stress Awareness month, and if you’re like me, your haughty response was, “Stress? Yes, I’m aware, thank you!” With the summer months closing in, the weather is improving; work time will soon be tempered by your family’s changing schedules and fun in the sun may start to feel like a stress agent versus relaxation. We pulled together a few resources to make this list of suggestions to help you manage the time you have with the time you need.

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